Citroen Zx16v

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Re: Citroen Zx16v

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Sounds like you're enjoying the Xantia V6 Luke :-D
R9UKE wrote:Needless to say I declined and am enjoying the effortless purr and silence of the V6 :)
The XM V6 is even quieter :wink:

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Went to see my Citroen Indie yesterday, and discovered that he has not 1 but 2 16V ZX's and what's even stranger is that they are consecutively number, not bad when you consider they were bought at different ends of the country. Mark, tells me he going to try and get to Wetherby, so I mentioned you to him.... :wink: He also has a couple of other ZX's "in storage".....

He was also telling me about a ZX Volcaine he has a 94 on an L (so Mk1) one owner from new with a complete history for the car, including every single reciept. the car is in White with Black Leather............... am I interested, HELL YES [-o<

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That's quite a collection he's got Steve , I'm taking the Zx to Wetherby on the Sunday , it would be great to see two together , a very rare sight indeed . Any chance of a few pics Steve ?


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Quite possibly although his ZX won't be at Wetherby it needs some work first. They are both in his garage buried under alsorts of other stuff. I will see if I can get you some pics though

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He was also telling me about a ZX Volcaine he has a 94 on an L (so Mk1) one owner from new with a complete history for the car, including every single reciept. the car is in White with Black Leather............... am I interested, HELL YES [-o<
I don't think you would be the only one interested in that! Just shows there are still potentially fantastic cars to be sourced if you can be in the right place at the right time, or have the right contacts.

I have to say, I was very impressed by Mark's 16 valve, it's a really smart car.

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I thought I would have a run over to the Northern section noggin & natter , so as soon as I got home I gave the Zx a wash to get her looking good ready for her trip out , I set off this evening and got there in under 20 minutes to find a C6 and a 2 CV in the carpark , is it me or do you have to be in a secret brotherhood . I turned the car round and came home , I'm sure these N&N's could be better , there's not a mention on any Citroen forum other than the CCC site about dates/times etc , nothing on the Bx club site nothing on Bx16v site or the Xm forum , I went to last years on the day it was planned and it was the previous evening . I'm certainly not going to any of these again they are just a complete waste of time , probably just a load of Ds waffle anyhow #-o . Even the ICCCR was a sea of flippin black DS , I was more interested in the modern xantia/Xm stuff myself .

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I understand your p.o.v. Mark. I went to a few local 2CV meetings last year and on two occasions mine was the only one there and on the other occasion the only other one was the local contact/secretary or whatever. In fact most of the few people present "used" to own a 2CV and actually didn't have one at the time. I found it all a bit depressing really. On the other hand, if change is needed it won't happen by itself and I think your car will hold its own in most company. As will your enthusiasm.

The folks who organise these events don't control who turns up...

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Mark,

Rob's right, the other issues of course are distance, and availability. I'm not making excuse's and I do understand your frustration. :? Of all the rallies this year I can make about 3 :| , Luckily one of those is the National, I was at the X-Rally and for the first time ever I can make the D Rally. Yes, there does need to be more recognision for the 'newer' models.

There are various threads where this has been discussed, on various forums, including on here. Were I to drive to the N & N tonight (Not that I could have, because I'm at work) but I would be looking at a 200 mile round trip.

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Mark, it's a real shame you don't live down this way really as we often have little impromptu meets - often around my house :lol:

I reckon you'd enjoy those..

It's true though - these N and N sessions need a lot more publicity.

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I think your right Jim , they could be better publicied , it looks like I might have to mix it at the local retro rides night along with the fraud & poxhall brigade :cry: .

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bxzx16v wrote:it looks like I might have to mix it at the local retro rides night along with the fraud & poxhall brigade :cry:
No, no :shock: That's a terrible thing to have to do Mark!

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#-o


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As with everything in the CCC Mark, it's all down to volunteers. These shows/events/meet-ups all need publicity and if there's not someone doing it then it does need doing however not everything can be organised/run by just a few people.

More folk need to volunteer.

For example, if people didn't volunteer a few years ago when the East Midlands Group of the CCC was being set up then there wouldn't be the X Rally as we now know it. There simply wouldn't be one at all.

The CCC is not all DS orientated either anymore - sure there's always going to be some however as times move on things are changing...

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Well the Zx is booked for it's timing belt and water pump on Thursday at a local Citroen specialist then the following week I'm hoping to get something sorted with the exhaust , it will more than likely be a bespoke stainless backbox and leave the original middle pipe/box alone as they are like new and get these done at a later date when required . It's just that I have a very busy week on the run up to Wetherby and fnding time to get to the exhaust specialist could prove tricky , I would really like it done for Wetherby , I will have to see .

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Can you still get back boxes for the ZX 16v or would you prefer a stainless one?

I hope you get all you want doing before Wetherby, no doubt it will look just as smart as it did last time I saw it.

I'll see you there :)